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Is there a ZAP to alter the NSAKEY in Windows
06/24/2013 | none

Posted on 06/24/2013 3:45:10 AM PDT by Neidermeyer

Is there a utility available to alter the NSAKEY in windows to a new value? Something along the lines of the old IBM utility AMASPZAP...


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1 posted on 06/24/2013 3:45:10 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

I can’t find any MSAKEY in Win-7 Pro 64x. But I did find ADVAPI.DLL in 21 places:

http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/06/nsa-has-total-access-via-microsoft-windows/


2 posted on 06/24/2013 3:47:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

NSAKEY.

Still on 1st mug of coffee...


3 posted on 06/24/2013 3:52:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Neidermeyer

NSAKEY? What is this?


4 posted on 06/24/2013 3:54:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

NSAKEY? What is this?
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backdoor inside ADVAPI.DLL


5 posted on 06/24/2013 4:01:26 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Lazamataz
Really old and long story. Someone looked through the symbols on Win2k (IIRC) that are given out to developers. One of the symbols was NSAKEY. Possibly put there as a joke, but who knows. In any case the NSAKEY was not a "back door" or a way to decrypt stuff that you encrypt with your other keys.

That doesn't mean that NSA does not have real back doors or other ways to look at your private data parts.

6 posted on 06/24/2013 4:02:30 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: palmer
The NSA-controlled wikipedia has a pretty good explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSAKEY and it was in NT4, not W2K. Those were public keys to verify driver signing. Driver signing is rewritten and unless you are still using NT4SP5 the NSAKEY doesn't matter (and probably never did).

Now for the usual caveat, this doesn't mean there are no new back doors, but they would probably be a lot more subtle and sophisticated than NSAKEY.

7 posted on 06/24/2013 4:13:21 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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sfl


8 posted on 06/24/2013 5:03:21 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: palmer

“That doesn’t mean that NSA does not have real back doors or other ways to look at your private data parts.”

NSAKEY was one of those that was meant to be found.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 5:23:32 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: carriage_hill

There is a utility written that is supposed to remove the key. If you google it (or startpage it), you can find references to it. It seems most of the links do not work. Not sure if it is safe to download anyway.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 5:36:02 AM PDT by Ham Hock ( i)
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To: carriage_hill

I would just dual boot windows with Linux. It seems windows is compromised at this point. I am not seeing or reading anything on the net that tells how to fix windows so it is not compromised. Something may come up in a few months, but no one seems to know what to do just yet.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 5:39:21 AM PDT by Ham Hock ( i)
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To: Ham Hock

I was going to delete it, but think I’ll hold-off on that. No telling how embedded and cross-linked a *.dll file is in the OS.


12 posted on 06/24/2013 5:43:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

You are probably getting very warm.......

Only way to insure spooks don’t snoop around is to unplug or take the battery out. If you can use it, so can they.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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